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Jenny Holzer

Holzer, Jenny, 1950–, American artist, b. Gallipolis, Ohio. She links text and image in works of art composed of short aphorisms or longer declarations. Influenced by Dada, conceptual art, and feminism, her works range from printed signs to LED word sculptures and from a huge electronic billboard in New York City's Times Square to mounted metal plaques and carved granite benches. Holzer's artistic slogans have addressed sexism, environmental questions, AIDS, and other issues.

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